"Expenses rise to meet income." I am married , 2 kids , 1 in state university, 1 in high school.
4 smart phones, 4 cars, cable TV , I go out to eat once a month(maybe). live in a 3000sq ft home.
My son and I both brown bag our lunch.
Ah the simple life. If only we could all go back to living on the farm.
We would only have to worry about it being too hot too cold, not enough bees, too many bugs, too much rain, not enough rain, prices too low, seeds too high, hail beat down the crops, theives steeling anything not tied down.
"Papa get that hay-seed out of your mouth and feed them-thar pigs. Then look after Buster, I think he just went down the well again. Don't you hear him a squeelin?"
" Mama, I thought it was just the pigs?"
As Papa is getting out of his rocker he's starting to dream again about having a big 3000 sqft house in the burbs with nothing at all to worry about.
It's amazing the difference in view points in references to amounts of income. The "Baxxxxxs who set the policies, rates and do all the talking should try to live on minimal income, SSI for example. What is this sxxx $250,000. I wish I could have had that kind of income before I retired!!!!